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The Ancient World in the Cinema
This entertaining and useful book provides a comprehensive survey of films about the ancient world, from The Last Days of Pompeii to Gladiator. Jon Solomon catalogues, describes, and evaluates films
The Classical
  • J. Solomon
  • History
    The Classical Review
  • 1 October 2008
The beginning and μnal portions of this brief book o¶er a description and critique of, and a prescription for understanding, the concept of ‘classical’ in the post-modern period. In between are a
The Classical Sources of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur
Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ was one of the most popular novels ever written, and its portrayal of ancient Rome and Roman institutions (e.g. chariot racing and penal system) influenced
The Vacillations of the Trojan Myth: Popularization & Classicization, Variation & Codification
Petersen’s Troy, claiming only to be “inspired by Homer’s Iliad,” contains more Iliadic material than most works of art of the past three millennia. The archaic Greek cyclic poets created popular and